Lithuanian and Polish Presidents might go to Tbilisi to support Georgians

April 22, 2008 at 9:21 pm Leave a comment

Lithuanian and Polish presidents, Adamkus and Kaczynski might take a trip to Georgia in support of the official Tbilisi.

As the BNS announced this has been announced by Polish daily Dziennik. The daily notes, that this type of a visit might take place in case of increased tension over the shooting of an unmanned Georgian plane above Abkhazia Sunday.

As Mariusz Handzlik, Director of the Foreign Affairs Bureau in the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland told the daily, various possibilities are currently under consideration, however the Polish president would like to consult the Prime Minister prior to taking any new steps.

According to Dziennik, Lithuanian adviser to the president Simonas Šatunas is of a similar opinion. However, both of the advisers believe that the possibility of the visit to Tbilisi is feasible.

Lithuania’s attention to Georgia should ease the tensions in South Caucasus caused by the incident, says the Lithuanian parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Justinas Karosas.

“Support to Georgia is certainly important. (…) The president’s presence in Tbilisi would do no harm. Nevertheless, Lithuania in the EU Neighbourhood Policy with Georgia has always promoted and stressed the peaceful way of solving conflicts. I believe we should continue in this direction,” said the head of the Foreign Affairs Committee to the BNS.

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Entry filed under: Baltic States, Georgia, Lithuania, Northern Europe, Poland, Politics, Russia.

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